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2014-08-11 16:28:42

Tennessee Doctor, Who Survived Substance Abuse, Says Similar Actions in Tennessee Have Saved Lives, Money SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposition 46 can save California taxpayers up to $406 million annually by requiring doctors to check California's statewide prescription drug database before prescribing narcotics to first time patients, according to a report released by Consumer Watchdog today. Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering prescription drug addict from...

2014-08-11 04:22:01

NEW YORK, LONDON, BERLIN and PARIS, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportstack announces that it has published a new Wintergreen study Alcohol Breathalyzer And Drug Testing Equipment: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 [http://www.reportstack.com/product/166280/alcohol-breathalyzer-and-drug-testing-equipment-market-shares-strategies-and-forecasts-worldwide-2014-to-2020.html ] . Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as law...

2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-08-07 15:40:39

The JAMA Network Journals Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues write that few data exist on the effectiveness of brief (1-2 sessions) interventions for reducing problem drug use, a common issue in disadvantaged populations seeking care in safety-net medical settings (hospitals and community health clinics serving low-income patients with limited or no insurance). Based on the established efficacy of brief interventions for hazardous...

2014-08-05 04:21:30

EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in four Americans admits that they have abused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic affecting millions. Prescription drug abuse involves taking a drug for reasons other than the drug's intended usage or use...

2014-08-04 08:26:28

MUMBAI, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug, alcohol and other addiction rehab in the United States is big business - $35 billion this year. There are now 14,000+ treatment facilities and growing. A total of 2.5 million persons received treatment, but many more need it and facilities are filled to capacity. However, insurance coverage for rehab is limited. As a result, most of the tab is paid by government/state agencies. High end niches have emerged for the well-heeled (think...

2014-08-01 16:23:38

DUBLIN, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Drugs of Abuse Testing Markets (Lab-Based, Professional POC, Home, Employment, Criminal Justice Markets)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769Drugs of Abuse is an important growth category in IVD testing with competitive participation by top IVD vendors for market share. Healthcare professionals, employers, criminal justice personnel, and sports use...

2014-07-31 23:21:21

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at 10 tips to help drug or alcohol addicts cope after rehab. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in...

2014-07-31 23:02:13

Substance abuse residents at Back2Basics prepare take kayaking lessons in preparation for trip down the San Juan River. Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Current residents at Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures, a long-term substance abuse treatment program in Flagstaff, AZ, learn to kayak safely for the first time and develop an understanding of equipment and paddle strokes in preparation for next week's wilderness therapy trip to the San Juan River. "I think that [the kayaking...

2014-07-30 23:14:49

Daytop New Jersey announces 5 part audio series “Drugs and Our Kids” as aired on New Jersey 101.5 Radio is now available online. Mendham, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Daytop New Jersey, a comprehensive Behavioral Health treatment and education program, has made available the important 5 part series “Drugs and Our Kids” at http://www.daytopnj.org. The series, previously sponsored by Daytop New Jersey on NJ 101.5 radio, examines why New Jersey’s middle and high school students are at...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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